Registration for District 97    

Welcome to District 97's online registration. We have revised our registration process for the 2018-19 school year, including the process for completing kindergarten registration. Instead of scheduling appointments online, parents/guardians will have the option of coming in during a specific date to have their required documents processed. If are still trying to enroll for the current 2017-18 school year, please visit to schedule your appointment.  

Required Documents for New Registrations:

  • Original Birth Certificate (Hospital birth certificates not accepted)
  • Parent ID (No Oak Park address needed)
  • Custody Documents (if applicable)
  • Main proof of Residency; 3 Supporting documents:

Please click the Residency Status that applies to you to see what documents are needed:

How to Register:

Early Childhood Students:

  • Must be eligible and approved by Michelle Suedbeck
  • Must have an IEP or a cognitive, developmental, or special need
  • Once approved by Michelle Sudebeck, click on the year you would like to enroll to schedule your appointment and bring in your required documents:
  • Current 2016-17 School Year
  • Fall 2017-18 School Year

PreK Students:

  • Families must complete the screening process. For additional information about this process, please email or call the Collaboration for Early Childhood at (708) 613-6122
  • Must be eligible and approved by Jill Pacnya.
  • Must be 3 by September 1 and not age-eligible for kindergarten (5 by September 1).
  • Once approved by Jill Pacnya, click on the year you would like to enroll to schedule your appointment and bring in your required documents:
  • Current 2016-17 School Year
  • Fall 2017-18 School Year

New Kindergarten Students:

  • Students must be at least 5 years old and must be born by or before September 1, 2013.
  • All families must visit one of our kindergarten registration events to prove residency and be issued a “snapcode” to finish the registration process online.
  • Please bring all required documents to either of these registration events at the district office. No appointments needed or accepted.
  • Important Links for Incoming Kindergarten Families:

2018-19 Kindergarten Registration Event Dates

Thursday, March 15: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 21: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 29: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 21: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

2018-19 (K-8) Registration Event Dates

Wednesday, June 13: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 25: 4:30 p.m. -7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 11; 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please Note: If you are unable to make any of the registration events, you may send a trusted relative or family friend with your registration documents (copy of ID included) and we can enroll your student that way. It is highly recommended that you register as soon as possible to ensure that you begin to receive back to school information for new students, including the Kindergarten Open House in the first week in May (exact date TBD). 

Early Kindergarten and First Grade Admission

  • The child must have attained the age of five years old on or before Nov. 1, 2013, for Early Kindergarten and the age of six years old on or before December 31, 2013, for Early First Grade.
  • The first step would be to attend one of the registration events in March or April ONLY, with all of your required documents, fill out an Early Admissions application, and take a Parent Awareness Quiz. (No Early Admissions applications will be accepted after April 21, 2018.)
  • Families will be issued a “snapcode email” at the Registration event that is needed to finish the registration process online
  • The Early Admissions application and the results of the Parent Awareness quiz will be packaged together and sent to our District 97 Early Admissions Team for review.
  • Based on the information provided in the packet of information, qualifying parents will be selected and invited to move forward with the Early Admissions Process.

*The entire early admissions process can take up to four to six weeks to complete after attending a registration event, so early registration is highly recommended.

Transfer Students:

  • Please download this Request for Records to give to the school the student is transferring from, prior to attending a registration event. You will not need the academic and health records (other than most recent physical and immunization) at the time of the registration event. Please have the old school mail the records to the district office at their earliest convenience. 
  • The IL transfer form is required for any transfer student coming from another IL public school. This form will come from the old school. 
  • Bring in all other required documents to district office during a Registration Event; no appointment needed or accepted.

Returning Students:

  • Access your infosnap account from the link sent to your email in May of 2018 titled, “Returning Student Registration for [your student's name].”
  • Verify information; upload documents where required.
  • Hit submit.
  • IMPORTANT: You are not considered re-enrolled until you hit submit. No schedules or class lists will be generated to students who are not 100% registered.

Please note that there will be no appointments for registration on the first day of school (Aug. 22, 2018) or during Labor Day weekend.